About the show

Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who got sober in 2005 and quit opioids in 2017. No holds barred - philosophy, spirituality, addiction, recovery, mental health, pressures of life, gratitude — these are all parts of my life that I talk about at length.

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  • Episode 134: The Pros and Cons of AA

    14 January 2022  |  14 mins 6 secs

    Some people evangelise Alcoholics Anonymous and other vilify it. There are very few people in the middle. I'm trying to occupy that space and explore the the pros and cons.

  • Episode 133: Diet and Exercise Feedback Loop

    30 December 2021  |  13 mins 49 secs

    I'm getting tired of my sugar cravings and how it gets me down in December to the point where I'm like 'I deserve this'. It's self-harm, plain and simple.

  • Episode 132: What Step 3 of AA Means to Me

    17 November 2021  |  12 mins 20 secs

    Step 3 reads "Made a decision to hand our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him." Here's how I think about that.

  • Episode 131: Self Sabotage

    25 May 2021  |  13 mins 22 secs

    Everytime I start to get momentum, I seem to sabotage it. Why is that?

  • Episode 130: Resistance is Futile

    11 April 2021  |  30 mins 1 sec

    I'm reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and it has me pondering my own resistance.

  • Episode 129: Grocery Shopping and Despair

    22 March 2021  |  18 mins 29 secs
  • Episode 128: Meditation works!

    8 March 2021  |  13 mins 25 secs

    I think I always knew that meditation works, but I just wasn't doing it. Somehow that changed this week without my really intending it to. It found me.

  • Episode 127: 7-Day Wakeup Challenge

    27 February 2021  |  14 mins 14 secs

    I'm getting up at 7am for seven days and walking the dogs with no AirPods, just me in nature.

  • Episode 126: My Coach Pushed Me into the Fear

    16 February 2021  |  13 mins 13 secs

    I was facing analysis paralysis and my business coach pushed me through it.

  • Episode 125: Failing

    6 February 2021  |  11 mins 44 secs

    I'm wading through failure this week and trying to come to terms with that and figure out how to move forward.

  • Episode 124: Acceptance in Recovery

    29 January 2021  |  9 mins 10 secs

    I'm having a difficult week with the homeschooling and trying to balance that with my own 'urgent' to-do list. But am I taking my eye of the prize of being a good father?

  • Episode 123: Zoom AA Meetings are Weird!

    21 January 2021  |  8 mins 50 secs

    I attend AA meetings on Zoom and I'm so grateful to have them, but there are a few things that make them so so different from IRL meetings. Obvs.